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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: September 12-18

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sun 9/18/16 2:55 PM 5:43 PM 2691 […]

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots high fives Jacoby Brissett #7 during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Twitter’s ratings soar for second ‘Thursday Night Football’ stream

Thursday night marked the second go-round of Twitter’s big NFL-streaming experiment, and viewership appears to be trending in the right direction for the social media platform. Per Recode, Twitter drew 2.2 million viewers to its stream of the Patriots blowout win over the Texans, slightly more than the 2.1 million who tuned in to Bills-Jets last week in […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts to throw out Ehire Adrianza of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the sixth inning on July 23, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Adrianza was safe with an infield single.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jimmy Rollins joining TBS for postseason baseball coverage

Former three-time All-Star Jimmy Rollins has impressed viewers over the last couple years as a guest analyst on television. While Rollins has made multiple appearances with Fox Sports in the recent past, he will be linking up with TBS this postseason for a full-time studio role for the network’s playoff coverage. Rollins will join analysts […]

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Whistle Sports teams up with NFL for social media content

While Whistle Sports isn’t a name instantly familiar to everyone, many have probably seen at least one of their videos. They’re renowned for their partnership with trick-shot stars Dude Perfect, their ridiculous stunts, their pranks and their fail compilations, and they’ve created content in partnership with sports organizations like the Canadian Football League and The […]

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Viewing Picks for September 24

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Preliminary Finals, Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Greater Western Sydney Giants vs. Western Bulldogs — FS2, 3 a.m. Bundesliga Hamburger vs. Bayern Munich — FS2, 9:20 a.m. FSV Mainz vs. Bayer Leverkusen — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:20 a.m. Werder Bremen vs. VfL Wolfsburg — FS2, 12:20 p.m. […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: September 12-18

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON (live) Mon 9/12/16 6:55 PM 10:12 PM 12961 6112 […]

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Chris Mortensen appears on NFL Insiders from his home

ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen announced August 31 that his Stage IV throat cancer had “been virtually reduced to zero detection” and that he would be returning to work this fall, but it’s still remarkable to see him back this soon. Mortensen made his return to ESPN’s NFL Insiders Friday, appearing from his home in […]

at the World Cup of Hockey tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 21, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

World Cup of Hockey shows ESPN is not NHL’s only path to success

ESPN’s return to hockey broadcasting has been highly anticipated and celebrated, yet the ratings themselves have underwhelmed. While there is still plenty of tournament to go, the US’ early exit plus the competition the tournament faces from college and pro football down the line means the 766,000 viewers ESPN pulled for USA/Canada may not be […]

The Fox broadcast crew of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams on December 2, 2012 in St. Louis. The Rams won in overtime, 16-13 (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance)

Kenny Albert has worked with almost 250 different broadcast partners

One of the busiest broadcasters out there is Kenny Albert, the only play-by-play commentator currently doing NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL work (the first two for Fox, plus Knicks and Rangers work for MSG and NHL work for NBC) and a guy who’s also done Olympics, boxing, horse racing, soccer and lacrosse. Fox Sports Press […]

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